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Get to Where You Want to Go!

Every day, we help people like you achieve their goals, whether that is earning a degree, preparing for a new career, or gaining skills to improve their jobs and their lives. All you need to become a student at NECC is a high school diploma or GED/HiSET – there is no application fee and no SAT scores are needed. Follow the steps below to apply for admission & registration and start on your path to a better future! If you still need your GED/HiSET, click here to learn more about our High School Equivalency program.

Apply to Northern Essex

Apply to Northern Essex

Welcome! We are excited for you to join the NECC Family!

Here are some instructions to help you complete the Admissions Application:

Saving and applying: Although we recommend completing and submitting your application in one sitting, your information will be saved as you go along. You may access your application and make changes to it as many times as you need until it has been submitted. Be sure to review your information for accuracy before you submit your application.
Offline Application:

Or, for more information, click on the boxes below that best represents you.

 

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid can help you pay for the costs of attending NECC. This includes tuition and fees, books, and other expenses (room and board, transportation, and personal costs). Over 65% of our students receive Financial Aid, so apply today! MORE about applying for aid.

Read important information about Public Charge, Financial Aid, and Immigration Status

Receive Your Academic Placement or Waiver

Receive Your Academic Placement or Waiver

The Academic Placement and Testing Center utilizes multiple measures to accurately place you in the appropriate English, writing, and math classes to ensure your success. MORE about Accuplacer testing

Attend NECC Student Orientation

Attend NECC Student Orientation

Complete the mandatory NECC Student Orientation. Orientation is the best way to get acquainted with NECC, prepare for the start of classes, and learn how we can support you along the way.  MORE about Student Orientation

Meet With an Advisor and Register

Meet With an Advisor and Register

Whether you are unsure about what you would like to study, or you want help planning your path to your dream job, we can help. We will help you develop an academic plan and register for your classes so you can get on, and stay on, track to achieve your goals.  MORE about Academic Advising

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